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Police Crack Cold Case Murder of CU Employee

Justice may finally come for the daughters of a woman who was brutally murdered while she was working alone at a Wisconsin credit union branch 36 years ago.

Robin Mendez, 69, of Minocqua was arrested last week for allegedly murdering his wife, Barbara Mendez on April 28, 1982 at the Park City Credit Union building that had previously been located on Highway 51 in Minocqua.

Read more at: http://www.cutimes.com/2018/02/13/police-crack-cold-case-murder-of-cu-employee

A beer can could help crack an 18-year-old murder case – KTRK

When Walter Solorzano was shot to death in Galveston on March 5, 2000, there were dozens of people who saw what happened. Crowds were out celebrating Mardi Gras: Drinking and partying, until the night turned deadly.

You’d think solving a murder case like this one would be easy. But, no one wanted to cooperate. The case went cold.

Now, 18 years later, investigators retested a palm print collected from the crime scene and this case could be on its way to being solved.

“I’d say it’s gone from cold to lukewarm,” said Detective Derek Gaspard with the Galveston Police Department.

Gaspard walked through the case with ABC13 as it played out that March evening.

“Traffic was literally stopped on Broadway,” he said, showing us pictures of a road with yellow tape blocking traffic.

Solorzano was headed home to Houston with buddies after a night out. Their car was stopped. A group of guys approached and started

Read more at: http://abc13.com/a-beer-can-could-help-crack-an-18-year-old-murder-case/3076019/

DA Fitzpatrick gets 2nd crack at cold-case murder; new opponent seizes on ‘Love John’

Colleen Meadow in this undated photo 

Syracuse, NY — Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick began his second crack today at convicting Ronald Meadow in the cold-case strangulation of his estranged wife in 1985 after a conviction two years ago was tossed on appeal.

Meadow, 63, was charged in 2013 after advances in DNA technology linked him to evidence found under a fingernail of victim Colleen Meadow.

A jury convicted Ronald in the first 2014 trial, but an appellate court ruled that retired Judge Anthony Aloi erred in allowing impermissible witness testimony. The appellate court ordered a retrial.

This trial won’t be a carbon copy of the first contest.

The first witness, for example, was allowed to testify in 2014 that Ronald Meadow had threatened to kill his wife if she dated while they were still

Read more at: http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index.ssf/2018/01/da_fitzpatrick_gets_second_crack_at_cold-case_murder_new_lawyer_seizes_on_love_j.html

DA Fitzpatrick gets 2nd crack at cold-case murder; new opponent …

Colleen Meadow in this undated photo 

Syracuse, NY — Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick began his second crack today at convicting Ronald Meadow in the cold-case strangulation of his estranged wife in 1985 after a conviction two years ago was tossed on appeal.

Meadow, 63, was charged in 2013 after advances in DNA technology linked him to evidence found under a fingernail of victim Colleen Meadow.

A jury convicted Ronald in the first 2014 trial, but an appellate court ruled that retired Judge Anthony Aloi erred in allowing impermissible witness testimony. The appellate court ordered a retrial.

This trial won’t be a carbon copy of the first contest.

The first witness, for example, was allowed to testify in 2014 that Ronald Meadow had threatened to kill his wife if she dated while they were still

Read more at: http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index.ssf/2018/01/da_fitzpatrick_gets_second_crack_at_cold-case_murder_new_lawyer_seizes_on_love_j.html

Mansfield police crack cold case from 2008 involving 15-year-old

A suspect who was 15 at the time of a 2008 slaying has been arrested in the cold case, police said.

The victim, Danny Lee Ramsey III, was not breathing when officers found him in a parking lot of what was then a Super Target shopping center in the 1800 block of U.S. 287 in Mansfield on June 9, 2008, according to a news release from the Mansfield Police Department.

Ramsey, of Alvarado, died from gunshot wounds to the chest, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s website.

Investigators developed new information about the case recently that led them to a suspect, the release said. Police said they are not identifying the suspect because he was a juvenile at the time of the slaying.

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The suspect, now 24, was arrested

Read more at: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/mansfield-news-mirror/article187646733.html

SCSO asking for public’s help to crack cold cases – KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI

Yreka, Calif. — A nearly 15-year-old missing persons case, being treated as a homicide investigation, is still ongoing in Siskiyou County. The sheriff said his office will not rest until they have answers.

Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey has more than a dozen cold case files at the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO).

“We have a philosophy here, we never forget victims and their families,” Sheriff Lopey said.

Currently, the SCSO is focusing on four cases in particular; 37-year-old Angela Fulmer went missing in 2002 near Siskiyou Lake, 27-year-old Karen Mero and 15-year-old Hannah Zacaglinni – both went missing in 1997 in McCloud, and Patricia Joseph. Her body was recovered from the Klamath River in 2005. An autopsy revealed she died of blunt force trauma and asphyxia.

Her case is currently being investigated by the major crimes unit. To this day, no suspects have been identified, but the sheriff said their faces will not be

Read more at: https://kobi5.com/news/scso-asking-publics-help-crack-cold-cases-65319/

SCSO asking for public’s help to crack cold cases – KOBI-TV NBC5 … – KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI

Yreka, Calif. — A nearly 15-year-old missing persons case, being treated as a homicide investigation, is still ongoing in Siskiyou County. The sheriff said his office will not rest until they have answers.

Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey has more than a dozen cold case files at the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO).

“We have a philosophy here, we never forget victims and their families,” Sheriff Lopey said.

Currently, the SCSO is focusing on four cases in particular; 37-year-old Angela Fulmer went missing in 2002 near Siskiyou Lake, 27-year-old Karen Mero and 15-year-old Hannah Zacaglinni – both went missing in 1997 in McCloud, and Patricia Joseph. Her body was recovered from the Klamath River in 2005. An autopsy revealed she died of blunt force trauma and asphyxia.

Her case is currently being investigated by the major crimes unit. To this day, no suspects have been identified, but the sheriff said their faces will not be

Read more at: https://kobi5.com/news/scso-asking-publics-help-crack-cold-cases-65319/

NYPD Hopes New Technology Will Help Crack Unsolved Murder …

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD hopes a new, high-tech process will help solve old murders.

The process, called Phenotyping, uses a victim’s DNA to approximate his or her face — even if their body is found without a head.

The department is using the new technology for the first time in an effort to identify the victims in two unsolved homicides from 2005 and 2015.

“Still requires a lot of old fashioned gum shoe detective work,” Assistant Chief Patrick Conroy said Wednesday. “These are just leads that help us go in the direction we need to go.”

composite only with hair NYPD Hopes New Technology Will Help Crack Unsolved Murder Cases

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NYPD Hopes New Technology Will Help Crack Unsolved Murder Cases

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD hopes a new, high-tech process will help solve old murders.

The process, called Phenotyping, uses a victim’s DNA to approximate his or her face — even if their body is found without a head.

The department is using the new technology for the first time in an effort to identify the victims in two unsolved homicides from 2005 and 2015.

“Still requires a lot of old fashioned gum shoe detective work,” Assistant Chief Patrick Conroy said Wednesday. “These are just leads that help us go in the direction we need to go.”

composite only with hair NYPD Hopes New Technology Will Help Crack Unsolved Murder Cases

(Credit: NYPD)

composite only no hair NYPD Hopes New Technology Will Help Crack Unsolved Murder CasesRead more at: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/09/06/nypd-phenotyping/

Cops crack 21-year-old murder case

The Coffee Bar Case — cold for 21 years — has finally been solved, law-enforcement sources told The Post on Tuesday.

The case involved Manhattan businessman Howard Pilmar, who started the city’s first office-supply store and coffee bar in the early ’90s and was mysteriously murdered in 1996.

Pilmar was stabbed 27 times — likely even after he was dead — outside his office near the Empire State Building.

Police on Tuesday finally charged his wife, Roslyn, and her brother, Evan Wald, for the heinous slaying, law-enforcement sources said.

Evan Wald was arrested Tuesday morning in Virginia and will have to be extradited, according to sources. Rosyln is awaiting arraignment in Manhattan.

Howard Pilmar, who owned King Office Supply and Philip’s Coffee Bar, was found in a pool of his own blood in a hallway about 40 feet from his office on March 21, 1996. He’d put up a fight to the point that his

Read more at: http://nypost.com/2017/08/15/cops-crack-open-21-year-old-murder-cold-case/